Otho Wilkes Mims1,2,3

ID# 19178, (1874 - 1952)
FatherDavis R. Mims4 (May 1848 - )
MotherOlevine F. Wilks5 (abt 1857 - bt 1877 - 1880)

Key Events:

Birth: 14 Sep 1874, Arkansas6,7,8
Marriage: Elizabeth Hovis, about 19039,10,11
Death: 195212,13
Burial: Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle, Yell Co., Arkansas3

Spouse: Elizabeth Hovis (about 1886 - 27 Mar 1968)
     Children:

  • Delena Mims17,18 (7 Mar 1903 - 3 Dec 1987)
  • Elsie Lee Mims17,18,23 (27 Jan 1907 - 13 Oct 1924)
  • Jessee Russell Mims17,18 (23 Feb 1910 - 22 Jun 1998)
AncestryThe Linah Mims - Rebecca Davis Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Otho Wilkes Mims was born on 14 Sep 1874 in Arkansas.6,7,8
     His mother died between 1877 and 1880, when Otho was about 5 years old.14 He appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Clark Twp., Logan Co., Arkansas, in the household of his father, Davis R. Mims.15
     Otho appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Galley Rock Twp., Yell Co., Arkansas, enumerated 7 Jun 1900, reporting that he owned his home, free of mortgage. Charles S. Brainard, a cook, is listed as living with him.16
     Otho married Elizabeth Hovis, daughter of Jasper Hovis and Mariam McKenzie, about 1903.9,10,11
     Otho and Elizabeth appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Dardanelle, Yell Co., Arkansas, on Second St., enumerated 28 Apr 1910, reporting they were renting their home. Their children Delena, Elsie and Jessee were listed as living with them.17
     Otho registered for the draft for World War I on 12 Sep 1918, while living at Dardanelle, Yell Co., Arkansas, reporting he was employed as a blacksmith and miller.1
     Otho and Elizabeth appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Dardanelle, Yell Co., Arkansas, enumerated 29 Jan 1920, reporting they were renting their home. Their children Delena, Elsie and Jessee were listed as living with them.18
     Otho and Elizabeth appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Dardanelle, Yell Co., Arkansas, enumerated 9 Apr 1930, reporting they were renting their home, for $50 per month and did not own a radio. Their son Jessee was listed as living with them.19
     Otho and Elizabeth appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Dardanelle, Yell Co., Arkansas, enumerated 8 Apr 1940, reporting they were renting their home, for $10 per month, and had lived in the same town in 1935.20
     He was a blacksmith by 1900, with his own shop by 1910 if not before, but working for wages by 1930. By 1940 he again had his own shop, and that year reported he had worked 48 hours the last week of March, and had worked 52 weeks the prior year.16,21,18,22,20
     Otho died in 1952.12,13 He was buried in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle, Yell Co., Arkansas.3

Citations

  1. [S5094] Otho Wilkes Mims, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  2. [S5086] David Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows name as Otho Mims.
  3. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 59524478, Otho W Mims.
  4. [S5086] David Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S5086] David Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows her husband apparently living as parent to the child.
  6. [S5094] Otho Wilkes Mims, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, shows date.
  7. [S5086] David Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows age 6 and state.
  8. [S7541] Otho Mims household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows month, year, age 25, and state.
  9. [S7542] Otho Mims household, 1910 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows married 7 years.
  10. [S7543] Otho W. Mims household, 1920 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows married.
  11. [S7544] Otho Mims household, 1930 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows married, with his first marriage at age 27 and hers at 20.
  12. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 59524478, Otho W Mims, shows year.
  13. [S7546] Lizzie Mims obituary, Post Dispatch, shows year.
  14. [S5086] David Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows her husband as widowed, with youngest child at age 4.
  15. [S5086] David Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas.
  16. [S7541] Otho Mims household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas.
  17. [S7542] Otho Mims household, 1910 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas.
  18. [S7543] Otho W. Mims household, 1920 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas.
  19. [S7544] Otho Mims household, 1930 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas.
  20. [S6212] Otho W. Mims household, 1940 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas.
  21. [S7542] Otho Mims household, 1910 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows occupation as blacksmith, industry as own shop.
  22. [S7544] Otho Mims household, 1930 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows occupation as blacksmith, industry as shop, and working for wages.
  23. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 59524455, Elsie Lee Mims, includes tombstone photo showing her as daughter of O. W & Elizabeth Mims.